Monday, January 30, 2012

The Artful*Inkers First Annual Appreciation Event

I am part of an awesome team, known as the Artful*Inkers, 
lead by Donna Henley.  This past Saturday Donna held our 
first annual appreciation event in Guelph.
It was awesome!  
We chatted about our business both as a group and 
one on one with Donna.  
It gave us a chance to look at what we accomplished in the past year 
as well as discuss what we want to achieve in the this year.
We also made three make 'n takes, two cards and we decorated a 
lovely saying that was made using MDS that 
Donna got at the Leadership Conference in San Antonio.
I will post photos in my next post so stay tuned!

Some of us participated in a team swap with a Valentine' Day theme.
This is what I made for the other 13 ladies in attendance.


Isn't it cute?  I made this using a tutorial from fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Julie Davidson.
I filled each little box with some chocolate hearts 'cause you can't have a meeting with a group of women without chocolate!

Stamps:  With All My Heart
Ink:  Rose Red Classic Ink
Paper:  Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Whisper White and Subtles Patterns DS Paper Stack
Accessories:  Big Shot, Two Tags Die, Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch,  Silver Brads, Rhinestones (small)

All of the items listed above can be found at my Online Store and
remember, it is Sale-a-bration time! 


Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Masculine Birthday Card

Today I am sharing a birthday card I made for 
my brother-in-law who lives in Australia.
It has been a very busy January and I needed something 
really quick but with a bit of interest.


I decided to use a note card from the Elegant Engravings 
Simply Sent Kit found on the Clearance Rack of my online store.   
What a deal, you get eight 5" x 3-1/2" metallic-copper foil-engraved 
cards (4 each of 2 designs) and eight vanilla 5-1/2" x 3-5/8" 
envelopes for only $5.99!  
I used the retired "Engraved Greetings" for this card and heat embossed it using Early Espresso Craft Ink and Clear Embossing Powder.

Remember Clearance Rack items ordered from my online store will count toward your FREE Sale-a-bration item(s)!  So check it out today!




Tuesday, January 24, 2012

It's Here...It's Time for Sale-a-bration!!!



FREE, FREE, FREE Exclusive Sale-a-bration Products For You!!!

Now through March 31, 2012, earn a FREE
Sale-A-Bration gift for EVERY $60 
you spend on Stampin' Up! products. 
 (before tax and shipping) 
Items from the on-line clearance rack can be 
included in your on-line order and count toward your total!  
Spend $200 or more and you will receive both 
Sale-A-Bration gifts AND earn Hostess Benefits!   
Qualifying totals exclude shipping and tax.

Click on the link below to see Sale-A-Bration choices and 
additional promotion details.

How do you place your order?
Visit my online store
send me an email
or give me a call
BIGGEST BANG FOR YOUR $$BUCK$$! 
Take your stamping skills to the next level and 
SAVE more than 60% with the Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit Deal! 
SAVE $65 on the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit...up to $425 in products for only $150.00 TOTAL...no shipping or taxes!!
 Choose and customize either the Standard Starter Kit or Digital Starter Kit.
Sale-A-Bration Bonus!  
Earn Free Designer Series Paper ($13.50 or less) or My Digital Studio downloads (any price) beginning the month after you join right through December 2012.  
  • You many alternate between Designer Series Paper and digital downloads each month.
  • Free paper or digital download does not include tax or shipping.  (For free paper it will be either $9.95 or 10% if it's part of a larger order, whichever is greater.  There is no shipping charged for MDS downloads.) 
  • You must redeem your free item on a demonstrator order each month.
  • Demonstrator must remain active during incentive period to be eligible for free items.
HOBBY STAMPERS!  

The Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit is a fabulous way for a hobby stamper to indulge their artistic side and fill their 
Stampin' Up! wish list at a discount.


If your motive is simply to get the kit and and discounts 
on future orders for yourself, I welcome you to my team!  
You can try out the 
demonstrator discounts and benefits 
now through June 30, 2012 with no obligation to 
 purchase anything further or host workshops.  
There's no penalty to drop.   
 Take advantage of this spectacular offer by clicking here and join my team today!


Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!









Thursday, January 12, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #17: Sprinkled Expressions


There are many amazing stamping challenges on the internet.
Today I decide to try my hand at this week's challenge from 
This week's designer is Rita Wright...I love her work!

Here is my version:


My card includes a sneak peek from the upcoming Sale-a-bration catalogue called "Sprinkled Expressions".  It is a super cute set that includes three images - a heart (shown in my card), a star and a flower along with three coordinating sentiments.  

You can earn this set for FREE during Sale-a-bration 
(January 24 - March 31, 2012) by placing a $60.00 order.

I also used two new products from the new 
I embossed the Pink Pirouette layer with the cute little hearts 
I attached two pieces of the 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon in 
Riding Hood Red along the top and bottom of the embossed pattern.  
I wanted to make sure my image sat nicely over the ribbon so I used two Stampin' Dimensionals in each corner. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!


Monday, January 9, 2012

Pop Up Valentine's Day Card

I have many different blogs bookmarked and 
try to visit  as many as I can each day.  
I was visiting Christine Miller's "My Stamp Lady" blog one day and 
found this awesome Pop Up Valentines Day card!  
I knew I would be CASE-ing (Create And Share Everything) 
it for sure!

Here is my version:


the front view...


and the inside!

Don't you just love the way those hearts pop right up?!?!

I changed mine ever so slightly by using the new 
found in the new Occasions Mini Catalogue.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Last Chance to Order...


Today is the last day to order from 
the 2011 Holiday Mini before it retires.


Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack items 
while you are shopping at my online store.
There are some awesome savings to be had 
but it is while supplies last! 
The Clearance Rack Blitz promotion ends
Thursday, January 5, 2012.  

Get it before it is gone!



Everyday Elegance Simply Sent and a Sneak Peek


I needed a quick thank you card for my sister-in-law and decided 
would do quite nicely.  

Our Simply Sent Kits allow you to make quick cards for any
occasion and include coordinating embellishments.  All you have to
 add is ink and a stamp and you're done!

For this card I decided to add a little something more!
(Sorry the photo does not show well but it looks better in real life)
I used the emboss resist technique which is done by stamping your image using VersaMark Ink and heat setting embossing powder 
over your image.  To help the image stand out a little bit more, take a Stamping Sponge and, in a circular motion, add ink over your embossed image which will resist the ink.  Finally take a tissue or 
soft cloth and gently buff away the excess ink from the embossed image.

The sentiment is from the Outlined Occasions Stamp Set,
 ***  a Sale-a-bration 2012 exclusive! ***  
This set, as well as the Everyday Elegance Simply Sent Kit, will be one of many free gifts available with qualifying orders
(one for every $60 in Stampin' Up! product ordered) 
during our biggest promotion of the year -- Sale-a-bration!  
It all starts January 24 and runs through March 31, 2012.

Thank you for stopping by today and happy stamping!




Monday, January 2, 2012

Holiday Mini Carryover Items

Our 2011 Holiday Mini Catalogue ends tomorrow January 3, 2012 but the following items will carryover and will continue to be available.


Red & Silver Glimmer Paper
Holiday Stocking Bigz L Die
Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die
Stocking Accents Die
1" x 8" Cellophane Bags
Spice Cake Designer Fabric
1" Square Punch
Dazzling Details
Love Blossoms Wheel
Shaker Frames
Pewter Emboss Powder
Snow Burst Embossing Folder

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcome to my Blog!

I am excited to start the new year with a new blog that will allow me to share the hobby I love with you all. My aim is to post an update at least once a week as I delve into the great world of blogging.  I will share ideas for projects along with tips and techniques for your paper crafting projects. There will also be all the updates on the awesome special promotions Stampin' Up! offers throughout the year. 

I would love it if you took a moment to subscribe to my blog and appreciate you coming back to visit me often!



Happy Stamping!